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Offline ookies

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[IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 06:59:28 »
Etcetera65



Background


Hi yall, _ookies here
For quite some time now, I've been looking for a 65% board. However, I can't seem to find one with all the features I want in a board.

So I decided to make my own keyboard, taking inspiration from previous designs and combining it into one neat package.


Inspiration
This board is the combination of several features that I liked from other boards. The Plateless/PCB mount of the 7V(Gok), the leaf spring design from nemui(Bachoo), the accent/pen bar from j-02(Jae), Etc.


Specs:
  • 6.5 degree typing angle
  • Case material: 6063 aluminum
  • Accent Bar material: PVD copper
  • Mounting: pcb-leaf-spring-top mount
  • 20.28mm front height
  • Feet: SKUF feet



Colour option:
  • Beige
  • Grey
  • EWhite


PCB and Layout:
  • 1.6mm PCB
  • QMK and VIA compatible
  • Comes with c3 daughterboard and jst cable
  • Only solder version planned for now




Renders




First Prototype Photos



Extended Album


IC Form: https://forms.gle/bdeRLUVJ7Jm895US9
Discord: https://discord.gg/RDqT4Gcxjp
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_ookiesdesign/



Todo:

- Proto build and Sound test
- More renders



« Last Edit: Fri, 24 June 2022, 07:51:00 by ookies »

Offline DirtyGingy

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 07:00:57 »
mode called, they want their design language back

jk

Offline ookies

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 07:01:20 »
Hi, this is my first IC page, so I'm sorry if there are any mistakes.
I'll update it little by little.

updates:
added discord server
added several renders
« Last Edit: Fri, 24 June 2022, 07:51:50 by ookies »

Offline DaaDaa

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 07:26:17 »
gorgrous board. will follow this IC.

Offline DirtyGingy

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 10:16:51 »
If you do add a hotswap pcb, I will definitely have more interest, but this is honestly an interesting board. I'll keep an eye on the project for sure

Online croatoanlp

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 10:25:09 »
Would be interested in seeing the board from a left angle, to better see the accent piece

Offline DaaDaa

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 10:35:20 »
If you do add a hotswap pcb, I will definitely have more interest, but this is honestly an interesting board. I'll keep an eye on the project for sure

Itís platelets so hotswap wonít happen

Offline DirtyGingy

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 12:06:40 »
If you do add a hotswap pcb, I will definitely have more interest, but this is honestly an interesting board. I'll keep an eye on the project for sure

Itís platelets so hotswap wonít happen

While I don't fully believe it myself, the maker alexa is supposed to do plateless hotswap well https://www.makerkeyboards.com/products/alexa

I'll find out when mine gets here. Someday.

Offline Akele

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 13:10:11 »
Looks good. Do you plan to support ISO on the board?

Offline DaaDaa

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 18:50:42 »
If you do add a hotswap pcb, I will definitely have more interest, but this is honestly an interesting board. I'll keep an eye on the project for sure

Itís platelets so hotswap wonít happen

While I don't fully believe it myself, the maker alexa is supposed to do plateless hotswap well https://www.makerkeyboards.com/products/alexa

I'll find out when mine gets here. Someday.

good to know. i tried platless with every millmax socket available and it doesnt even work for a minute, but the alexa page says that the new hotswap sockets have been tried for months.... good news but ill believe it when i see it.

Offline ookies

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 18:51:40 »
Looks good. Do you plan to support ISO on the board?
Yup. the PCB supports both ansi and iso

Offline ookies

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 18:53:12 »
Would be interested in seeing the board from a left angle, to better see the accent piece
Thats a good idea. ill make a few renders from all sides and update the post
thanks for the suggestion

Offline ookies

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 18:57:42 »
If you do add a hotswap pcb, I will definitely have more interest, but this is honestly an interesting board. I'll keep an eye on the project for sure

Itís platelets so hotswap wonít happen

While I don't fully believe it myself, the maker alexa is supposed to do plateless hotswap well https://www.makerkeyboards.com/products/alexa

I'll find out when mine gets here. Someday.

yea hotswap was not included due to it being plateless. tho i might add hotswap as an option if people dont mind using a plate. even the Alexa has a solder PCB for 'extra plateless stability'

Offline SDKCAMPING

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 22:34:30 »
have you tested the pcb? with such a flexible material, plateless,and long arms i imagine it will feel way too soft and mushy with too much movement.
Blue Gray Ciel 60 with BCPs | E-white 7V (plateless) with Aqua Kings

Offline ankit-sachdeva

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 24 June 2022, 00:17:42 »
Can we see a photo of the left side profile? Looks interesting but there are no photos or renders.
 

Offline ookies

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 24 June 2022, 03:54:15 »
Can we see a photo of the left side profile? Looks interesting but there are no photos or renders.

Yup ive just added some renders of the left side profile. its in the 'Renders' section

Offline ookies

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Re: [IC] Etcetera - 65% Plateless PCB-top-mount with leaf-spring
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 24 June 2022, 03:57:43 »
have you tested the pcb? with such a flexible material, plateless,and long arms i imagine it will feel way too soft and mushy with too much movement.

Yup, i have build the prototype with gateron yellows and plateless(typing this message with the prototype). i will add a typing test video soon, haven't gotten the time to record a video haha. so far i don't think it is too mushy in normal typing. sure it flexes alot when pressed hard but on normal usage it feels soft instead of mushy.